Subaru Australia has launched the mid-life update of its XV All-Wheel Drive. Every 2021 XV model has new grille, front bumper, foglight surround and alloy wheel designs.

In an interesting move the the XV hybrid range is now offered in two models, the XV Hybrid L and Hybrid S. Both have e-Active Shift Control, which is designed to supports responsive driving.

When S mode is selected in SI-Drive, for responsive driving on winding roads, e-Active Shift Control activates automatically, based on information including accelerator use and the G sensor signal. It deactivates when it assesses normal driving has resumed.

The top of the line XV 2.0i-S AWD and Hybrid S AWD also add driver assist technology, with a front view monitor and side view monitor integrated into the front grille and passenger side door mirror.

Blair Read, General Manager, Subaru Australia, said: “We have a formidable list of technology and cosmetic changes across the XV range, which make already comprehensive specification lists even more feature-packed. “We are also delighted to offer additional choice within the XV Hybrid range, which has drawn considerable interest from both existing Subaru owners and prospects since the initial variant launched early this year.”

About Alistair Kennedy

Alistair Kennedy is Automotive News Service and Marque Publishing's business manager and the company's jack-of-all-trades. An accountant by profession, he designs the Marque range of motoring book titles, operates the company's motoring bookshop on the NSW Central Coast and the associated web site, as well as its huge digital and hard copy database. Whenever we can escape from the office he does so to cover new vehicle releases and contributes news stories. Alistair's other interests include cricket and family history on which he has written three books.
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